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stack overflow rulez! has helped me many times in the past so I am here to give a little back and to learn. Answering questions here is a great way to learn.


Sep
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awarded  Autobiographer
Jul
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answered How to set to a variable, the result of a expression
Jun
8
awarded  Yearling
Jun
6
comment OS X Hard drive recovery
I have had reasonable success on OS X disks with data rescue from prosoft.
Jun
5
awarded  Editor
Jun
5
revised osx bash grep - finding search terms in a large file with one single line
had to escape the asterisks and backslashes to make them show
Jun
5
answered osx bash grep - finding search terms in a large file with one single line
Jun
1
answered Excel Extending Equations
May
21
comment Pass-through account login through WinSCP
caveat to the security addition /bin/sftp-server that may be distribution dependent. Our server is running gentoo and does not use that. However to restrict to least privilege is always a good idea
May
21
comment Pass-through account login through WinSCP
@mario it would allow only the user specified to connect using that shell/winscp session. I use a similar approach but forcing key only authentication with a very strong password for the key so that even if the key is stolen it is relatively safe (nothing is perfect).
May
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awarded  Commentator
May
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comment Pass-through account login through WinSCP
Thanks. It seems that although you are able to sudo su to perform root actions which 'may' include modifying the sudoers file to allow passwordless su to root that some external policy prevents you doing that so you are stuck. Thanks also for the improvement in security suggestion.
May
21
answered Pass-through account login through WinSCP
Apr
20
answered Access company intranet (http/https) using SSH (AllowTcpForwarding might be set to “no”)
Apr
20
comment How do I select a line on OSX?
on a ful keyboard in os x home then shift-end will select the whole line, but you probably don't have a full keyboard. Also in most apps positioning the cursor at the start of the line then holding shift pressing the down arrow works.
Apr
20
comment Is it possible to open a file to a specific line number as formatted in grep -n results?
thanks for this
Apr
15
comment Why do I have to sudo to do anything outside of my /home directory?
@pnongrata an example is writing to /opt with permissions set as described above, needs elevated permissions which you can get by doing sudo to use the super user permissions to do that task. When you sudo you then are able to use root permissions. One thing to try is do whoami when logged in as your normal user and then do a sudo whoami to see who you become with the sudo. I hope that helps.
Apr
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awarded  Teacher
Apr
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answered Why do I have to sudo to do anything outside of my /home directory?
Apr
13
comment How to print screen in Remote Desktop Client (RDS) on Mac OS X?
of course mjb doesn't have a numeric keyboard on his macbook pro. Connecting a full size keyboard doesn't answer the question as asked: "How do I use the fn or cmd call to simulate a print screen on the remote system?"